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Good morning! We have a decent day for Kansas City Chiefs news. I'm a little surprised by the USA today aricle. 26 arrests since 2000? Really? Other than borrowing beer and a "little weed" who else? Just remembered LJ is probably half of those. Anyway, enjoy.

Todd Haley told me in February that whether Wiegmann returned was up to the center. If he wanted to come back, then the head coach would welcome him back. He’s without a contract for the 2011 season and a deal will have to be worked out but given all the elements of the situation that should not be hard to do.

The question then becomes this – does Wiegmann remain the full-time player?

Casey, Lockout, UFL & More... Morning Cup O'Chiefs from Bob Gretz

"We have already begun here to prepare for the camp," he said. "We’ve been putting fences around the practice field, setting up bleachers, gravelling some areas, putting together all the housing plans at the residence halls and getting the rooms ready the way they want them."

Part of the school’s preparations includes making the training camp experience better for fans who attend the team’s open sessions.

"We’re going to relocate concessions closer to the practice field," Nicoson said. "We’re working on a different approach to parking."


Missouri Western Preparing for Chiefs Camp to Open On Time from KC Star

Last season, Chiefs chairman Clark Hunt said in an interview with a Kansas City radio station that when GM Scott Pioli walked into Arrowhead Stadium he found "the cupboard bare."

Nothing could have been further from the truth. Despite the complete revamping of the team’s operation, from locker room to front office, there’s one spot with the Chiefs that has retained far more employees than any other – the roster of players.

If the cupboard was bare, then 12 of the team’s 24 starters (including kicker and punter) would not be holdovers from the previous regime of Peterson/Edwards/Kuharich.

Pioli & Personnel - Inherited Players from Bob Gretz

KCChiefs.com Video: Meet the Ambassador - Dave Lindstrom

The preseason praise for Asa Jackson keeps mounting.

Jackson, a Cal Poly cornerback entering his senior season, was named to the official Buck Buchanan Award Watch List on Monday.

The award, named after the former Grambling great turned Kansas City Chiefs Hall of Fame tackle, is given annually to the best defensive player in the Championship Subdivision.

Cal Poly's Jackson on Buchanan List from The San Luis Obispo Tribune

The Vikings led the league with 33 arrests since 2000 while the Tennessee Titans and Denver Broncos are tied at 30. The Kansas City Chiefs have had 26 players arrested since 2000.

Bengals Rally, Take Over Lead in NFL Arrests Since 2000 from USA Today

As we’ve waited for the start of the 2011 NFL season, we didn’t spend the last four months twiddling our thumbs. Always in the search for something different, we’ll bring you some special statistics, some unusual stats.

Today our list is the top 10 scorers on special teams over the 51-season history of the franchise. These are the players that scored on touchdowns or safeties. Not included in the list are kickers with their field goals or PAT kicks. Also not included are 2-point conversions.

Most Special Teams Points In Chiefs History from Bob Gretz

Kansas City is a great place to live and raise a family, and that’s one reason so many retired National Football League players make their home in our town with their playing careers completed...

...They call themselves the NFL Alumni and one of their biggest fundraising events is the second weekend in July when they raise money for the Dream Factory with an informal dinner and live and silent auctions on Saturday evening and a golf tournament at Oakwood Country Club the following Monday.

NFL Alumni from KMBC

2. Javier Arenas/Dexter McCluster, Kansas City: This was mostly Arenas’ gig last year, because McCluster was hurt. But, ideally, the Chiefs want to use both of these players. Both showed electric skills as rookies in 2010.

Ranking the AFC West Returners from ESPN

The NFL told club executives they could be schooled in the ins and outs of the new labor contract as early as Thursday, and the players' association summoned its leadership for a potential vote -- the strongest signs yet the lockout might be nearing an end.

Lawyers for both sides met 8½ hours Monday in New York, including 3½ with a court-appointed mediator, to try to close a deal to resolve the sport's first work stoppage since 1987. Talks were scheduled to continue Tuesday.

NFL Teams to be Briefed on New CBA if Approved Thursday from Sports Illustrated

Retired NFL players are more likely to develop mild cognitive impairment (MCI), a form of dementia that can lead to Alzheimer's disease, than similarly aged men who didn't play football, report researchers in a study presented Monday at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference in Paris.

The memory loss may be linked to the repetitive head trauma sustained by career football players, the researchers say. But unlike other types of brain damage recently associated with football-related head injury, the deficits seen in the current study can be caused by much lower-impact hits, including those that do not cause concussion.

Why NFL Players Are More Vulnerable To Dementia from Time